Aston le Walls Film Club

Film Club News March – July 2019

Dear Members,
Here is the latest programme for Aston-le-Walls Film Club, March – July 2019. We hope that you like our choice of films and we look forward to seeing you.  Members who live in Aston-le-Walls will also receive a paper copy of this along with a membership application form.  Perhaps you could pass it on to a friend in another village who might be interested in joining the Film Club.

We would love to set up a children’s section of the film club.  If you are interested in getting involved or taking over the organisation of this please contact us.

We are always delighted to welcome new members. Membership is a ‘one off’ payment of £10.  Tickets for Friday films, which start at 7.30 pm, are £5, £6 for non-members.  This includes puds/tea/coffee after the film.  Sunday films start at 4.30 pm and are free to members & friends/family.  Doors open at 4 pm.  Afternoon tea is served at £2.50.  Please get in touch with us if you would like further details. Jo Wilson – 660376, Wilf Iliffe – 660455.

Friday 29th March Widows (Cert 15)
A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows, Veronica, Linda, Alice and Belle, have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses’ criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, Veronica joins forces with the other three women to pull off a heist that her husband was planning.

Sunday 14th April BlackkKlansman (Cert 15)
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award winning Get Out.

Friday 26th April The Old Man and the Gun (Cert 12A)
At the age of 70, Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford) makes an audacious escape from San Quentin, conducting an unprecedented string of heists that confound authorities and enchant the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Sunday 19th May Leave No Trace (Cert 12)
A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

Friday 31st May Mary Poppins Returns (Cert U)
Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins, the beloved nanny from their childhood, arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure.

Sunday 16th June Get Out (Cert 15)
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Friday 28th June Colette (Cert 15)
After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghost write a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century.

Friday 26th July First Man (Cert 12)
On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost, on Armstrong and on the nation, of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

 

Film Club News Jan – March 2019
The New Year has brought an exciting new programme of films.  There are far too many great films and not enough days to show them all!  We started the season with Paddington 2, which was fun and enjoyed by all who came to see it.  The films we have planned for the next few weeks are as follows:

Sunday 10th February – The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society (Cert 12) – Lily James plays free-spirited writer, Juliet Ashton, who forms a bond with the society when she decides to write a book about them during the occupation of Guernsey during WWII.

Friday 22nd February – A Star is Born (Cert 12) – Lady Gaga stars in this excellent remake of the classic. Fab music.  Even better on our big screen with great sound system.

Sunday 10th March – Crazy Rich Asians (Cert 12) – Based on Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel, Crazy Rich Asians follows New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her long-time boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore and meets Nick’s family for the first time.  It soon becomes clear that the only thing crazier than love is family.

 

 

Film Club News Autumn/Winter 2018
Dear Members,

Here we are again at the beginning of a new Film Club season.  We have got some great films lined up between now and Christmas.  We hope that you will come along and enjoy them.  We have tried to choose a variety of genre, so there should be something for everyone.

As with previous Autumn/Winter seasons the last Friday in the month will tend to be well known, ‘blockbuster’ type films, whereas Sunday afternoons will be a more diverse selection.  The Autumn season will finish with (yes, I am afraid we are showing it Darrel!) Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again!  We will serve a Greek supper before this film and tickets will be £10.  Friends and family are all welcome to come to this but booking is essential. 

So, here is the list of dates for your diary….

Sunday 14th October – ‘The Shape of Water’ (Cert 15)

‘From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg.’

Friday 26th October – ‘Darkest Hour’ (Cert PG)

Gary Oldman gives the BAFTA and Academy Award winning performance of a lifetime in acclaimed director Joe Wright’s soaring drama. As Hitler’s forces storm across the European landscape and close in on the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill (Oldman) is elected the new Prime Minister. With his party questioning his every move, and King George VI sceptical of his new political leader, it is up to Churchill to lead his nation and protect them from the most dangerous threat ever seen. Also starring Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott-Thomas and Lily James. Darkest Hour is ‘a triumph’.’

Sunday 18th November –  ‘Puzzle’ (Cert 15)

‘PUZZLE is a closely observed portrait of Agnes, who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift….’

Friday 30th November – ‘The Bookshop’ (Cert PG)

‘England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.’

Friday 14th December – ‘Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again!’ (Cert PG)

‘As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).’

Friday films – Doors open at 7.15pm, film starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets – £5 for members, £6 for non-members including puds/tea/coffee after the film

Sunday films – Doors open at 4.15 pm, film starts at 4.30 pm.  Free to members & friends/family.  Afternoon tea/cake/sandwiches before the film –  £2.50/head.

The film on Friday 14th December will start earlier with doors open at 7.00 pm. The film will start as soon as everyone has had supper. Please book your tickets for this film. Jo – 660376

We look forward to seeing you soon and would like to remind you that new members are always welcome.  If you introduce a new member you will get a free ticket for a film.

We are always looking for members who would like to get involved in the organisation of film club.  We welcome Sue Kennedy as a new member of our committee.  Please get in touch if you would like to help out.

Best wishes,
Film Club Committee
Jo Wilson
Wilf Iliffe
Sue Kennedy

History of the Film Club
The Film Club celebrated the installation of its own equipment with a screening of Quartet in June 2013, which was very well attended and greatly enjoyed.

We will now become the Final Friday Film Club, so you can block out the last Friday of the month in your diary for films in the Village Hall from now on.

Film club is for members only, a one-off payment of £10 makes you a life member, but members are always welcome to bring family and friends.  If you would like to have your email address added to the Film circulation, even if you are currently not a member but are interested in hearing about screenings, please contact Jo Wilson on 660376 or email wilson.joanna@btinternet.com.

Tickets for Friday films:
Members £5 each film (to include puddings and tea/coffee after the film)
Guests £6, which includes £1 temporary membership

Doors open 7.15 pm, film starts at 7.30 pm.  Bring your own drinks to enjoy with the movie.  Puddings, tea, coffee and convivial chat provided after the film.

Currently the organisers are planning occasional Sunday afternoon films preceded by tea and cakes.  There will be no charge to members for the film and a nominal charge of about £2.50 for the refreshments.  Doors open 4 pm with the film at 4.30 pm.  Please contact Jo Wilson on 660376 for further information.

Booking for the films is not essential but it helps with catering.  We look forward to seeing you and encourage you to bring friends and neighbours.  If you have any queries regarding any of the films please contact a member of the committee.  Any member who introduces a new member will get a free screening.

The film club now has a growing collection of DVDs which we would like to make available to members.  We plan to have them available on screening days.  Members can borrow these films by writing their details in the book.

Children’s Film Club
We would very much like to start a children’s branch of the Film Club so we are looking for volunteers to co-ordinate this.  It would be great to get a group of parents together to organise a regular screening for children.  We would hope that the children would get involved in the planning, advertising, catering, etc.  Any ideas?  Please contact Jo Wilson (660376) if you think you might be able to help.

Ticket reservation 660376

Film Club Committee
Jo Wilson
Wilf Iliffe